Explore the Fascinating Exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah
May 17, 2018

Explore the Fascinating Exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah

An easy drive from our apartments in Midvale is a destination that illuminates the natural world and our evolution within in.

We are talking about the Natural History Museum of Utah, and it opened to the public in 1969.

Nestled along the Bonneville Shoreline, the building is easily identified as 42,000 square feet of standing seam copper wraps the exterior.

The museum's impressive collection features more than one million objects and is conveniently located minutes from the Lofts at 7800.

Exhibits include:

Land

Step into the Land exhibit to journey through the state's Middle Rocky Mountains, Basin and Range, and Colorado Plateau. Along the way, you can touch real rock specimens and explore exhibits on earthquakes and plate tectonics.

Past Worlds

Past Worlds covers hundreds of millions of years to depict the state's ancient environments and their changing life forms. It features the world's largest display of horned dinosaur skulls, and visitors can watch as the staff prepares specimens for research.

Native Voices

This unique exhibit features the traditions of the state's eight federally recognized tribes. It's housed inside the circular gallery, and gives an in-depth look at Native American art and culture and interprets the deep memory of the indigenous people.

First Peoples

In the First Peoples exhibit, the story of Great Basin's prehistoric peoples is told through those who use science to understand the past. It's located inside the R. Harold Burton Foundation Gallery, and visitors can explore an accurate recreation of an archaeological site excavated in Sevier County in the 1960s.

The museum is open seven days a week, and admission for adults is just $14.95.

The Natural History Museum of Utah is just one of the many cultural attractions near our apartments in Midvale. If you would like to call our community home, please contact our friendly leasing agents to schedule a tour.